Misplaced love and trust

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Hawaiian sunset.

David brought home three chocolate chip cookies from the Cookie Corner for me.  So sweet of him!  Of course, I can’t lose weight that way!

I think our marriage is beneficial to both of us.  It brings us much joy.

On the other hand, think how devastated the wife of that Boston suspect, who died in a hail of gunfire, must feel about her marriage.  She thought she knew her husband, but in the end, she knew nothing about him and his murderous intentions.  It was a horrible marriage that has adversely affected not only her, but also her three year old daughter.  Will they ever overcome the stigma of being related to such a man?

Thank goodness, David is neutral when it comes to religion.  He and I are not swayed by “true believers,” because we feel that there is always room for doubt.  Nevertheless, we are good people who would not go out of our way to hurt others.

We pray for healing for all concerned.

7 Responses to “Misplaced love and trust”

  1. Christine Says:

    It is so awful what happened Gigi! And one of them survived!

  2. Beatrice Says:

    You wrote so well!
    Religion caused so many problems and wars and
    woe over the centuries.
    My religion is nature and my temple the earth…
    still I feel docile and I have lots of awe.
    This is my perfect way. I nevertheless study a lot
    about the various religions and sometimes wonder
    how adult people can believe in this or that and even kill
    others when they think different and be so intolerant…
    this really bothers me.

  3. SchmidleysScribbling Says:

    As Linda of Retirement Daze pointed out, there is a differnce between religion and spiruality. Thank goodness. The sight of the children crying at funerals for the victims has caught my attention.

    Too often we are more concerned about the purpetrators of horrible crimes, and not as concerned about the victims.

    I have good friends who are Muslim and the “reigion” of these boys, is not the religion they love. Apparently, the older boy had mental problems and dragged his younger brother along…too sad.

    Perhaps we should not blame religion but rather the mental state of this fellow who is not that differnent from any other mass murderer.

  4. Suzanne Says:

    Such a tragedy!!! So many choices one can make in life and these were the choices those two made. They left so much damage in their wake.

  5. L...w Says:

    I think there are no excuses for premeditated actions that harm others. Period.


  6. Linda Reeder Says:

    It seems the older brother underwent some radical changes recently, and may have hidden his new thinking from his wife. While there are no “excuses” for murderous behavior, we naturally look for reasons. Understanding motivations for actions can help in preventing them from happening again.

  7. Kay's Musings Says:

    I’ve been hearing about the bombers’ mother and shake my head. She really sounds not all there.

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